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Rabbi Reuven Spolter

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What are you saving for this year?

A Mishnah Project message.

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The hidden message in Mishnah Demai

This week in the Mishnah Yomit learning program, we begin studying Masechet Demai. Have you ever learned it and know its hidden message?

The hidden message in Mishnah Demai

The Mishnah Project - watch, learn, grow

The Mishna was written toi preserve the Oral Law when there was danger it would be forgotten. Learning it is carrying on the torch of Torah.

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Patents, Intellectual Property and saving human lives

The US government recently announced that it would support a patent waiver for the COVID vaccine. What does the Talmud think of that?

Patents, Intellectual Property and saving human livesplayer

Learning how not to share (on social media)

How sensitive to others must we be on social media?

Learning how not to share (on social media)

What you can do for Israel today - a thought for Parashat Bamidbar

Is there something Diaspora Jews can do for Israel at this time?

What you can do for Israel today-thoughts for Parashat Bamidbarplayer

Appreciating the blessing of Jerusalem - A thought for Parshat Behar-Bechukotai 5781

The parasha leads us to a pictorial comparison of Jerusalem then and now.

Appreciating Jerusalem - A thought for Behar-Bechukotai 5781player

Teaching our children how to keep Kosher

There are so many different symbols and organizations! How do we teach our children what to do?

Teaching our children how to keep Kosherplayer

Giving children skills to connect them to Jewish Tradition

How to raise connected, caring and passionately involved Jewish adults.

Giving children skills to connect them to Jewish Traditionplayer

A Torah Thought on "giving and getting"

We all have thoughts about giving to and getting from others. This video teaches what Rabbi Eliyahu, the Gaon of Vilna, taught about it.

A Torah Thought on "giving and getting"player

A little patience goes a long way - Purim 5781

Haman simply could not wait for results and did himself in

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The terrible 'bite' of credit

An important message about personal finances from the Torah.

The terrible 'bite' of creditplayer

"But I want it!" - A Torah thought for youngsters on Super Bowl Sunday

Learning to control our deisres is the subject of a video clip aimed at the young, but applicable to all.

"But I want it!" - A Torah thought for Super Bowl Sundayplayer

Preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel

How do we have hope in such a challenging time?

Preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel

Anyone can do great things!

Meaningful Jewish learning for youngsters around the world: Greatness in small packaging is one of the lessons of the Korban Pesach.

Anyone can do great things!player

God's role in the pandemic

This week's online initiative for children: The Hebrew word for pandemic is in yesterday's Torah reading.

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Leadership, ego and the power of words

This week's parsha shows how the words of a leader can inspire. But we know that they can also incite.Learning initiative for the young.

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Jacob's fishy blessing

A thought for Parshat Vayechi 5781 to share with youngsters.

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The tears of Yaakov and the Tenth of Tevet

Israel's Chief Rabbinate declared the Fast of the 10th of Tevet the day Kaddish is said for Holocaust victims whose yahrzeit is unknown.

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Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

Meanngful parsha learning for youngsters around the globe. The meaning of Miketz - then and now.

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Can a parent have a favorite child?

The story of Joseph seems to show the negative aftermath of parental favoritism. Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

Can a parent have a favorite child?

Teaching our children to mean it

We want our children to fulfill God's commands with feeling. How can we help them achieve that?

Teaching our children to mean itplayer

Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People

No one, not Orthodox nor Reform, will win this battle, while our common enemy, assimilation and intermarriage, will continue to destroy.

Time to end the "pitched battle" destroying the Jewish People